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The God Box Talks

God Box Talks is the worship of God with the mind. We do so by engaging in fruitful interfaith dialogues in cities, towns and villages all around the Pan African world. These dialogues are not intended to convert or convince, but to assemble interfaith communities to highlight and embrace differences and commonalities as wealth to be shared for the redemption of the Pan African family. These discussions expose our vulnerabilities and sacred spaces in ways that give us a better understanding of who we were, who we are and who we still must become in the eyes of God. Through this engagement of our minds, we address how our various spiritual and religious paths wrestle with the socio-political and religio-cultural problems that not only demand theological reflection but inspire us to act.

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Events

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PAN-AFRICAN INTERFAITH 400 YEARS DIALOGUE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019 | 6 PM - 9 PM

CCCADI | 120 E 125TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10035

Background

President Trump recently signed a bill (HR 1242) that marks the year 2019 being the 400 years since the first African slave was brought to America. In response to this commemoration, the Government of Ghana declared 2019 as the Year of Return for African Americans to return to Ghana and reconnect and reclaim their ancestral heritage.

For Pan African religious groups who interpret the Bible through an African lens, this acknowledgment correlates with the Exodus story in the Bible. Like our ancestors, Africans of the Diaspora have also been in bondage and under oppression for 400 years. Africa today, represents the proverbial wilderness and like our ancestors, Africans of the Diaspora are embarking on a sojourn into the wilderness with much wealth. Consequently, the year 2019 marks a time of liberation. However, our history, from this exodus story to the abolishment of slavery and decolonization, shows how complex freedom truly is. How then shall we meet the challenges that this proverbial wilderness in 2019 will bring?

The God Box Foundation (TGBF) in collaboration with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) presents God Box Talks “Into the Wilderness.” This will be an interfaith dialogue between Pan African religious and spiritual leaders addressing what the 400 years signifies, what liberation should look like for the Pan African family and whether Africa is indeed the answer.

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God Boxs Talks | Black Panther Dialogue

Saturday, 7th April 2018

International Press Center, Ring Way | Accra, Ghana

Background

Marvels superhero, Black Panther, was the inspiration for the name of a black power movement that erupted in 1966 in Oakland, California during Americas racial climax. Fueled by its youthful vigor and rage against the oppression of white supremacy, The Black Panther Party sought to do away with any romanticism with America and sought to be self-sufficient and reliant by building their own communities by any means necessary. They became one of the most powerful threats to the United States government and brought fear to all of white America. The movement saw its demise in 1982 due to heavy FBI killings and jailing’s of their leaders.

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Embracing Religious and Spiritual Diversity of Africans

Thursday, 14th December 2017

120 East 125th Street | New York

Discussion Points
  • The African traditional, cultural and spiritual connections with the judaeo-Christian - Islamic and African Diasporic Religions
  • How Pan African theologies have been reconstructed by these religions and the impact slavery and colonization has had within this reconstruction
  • How our Pan African theologies reconnect the umbilical cord between Africans and Africans of the Diaspora in our efforts towards reconciling with God .
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Panafest Inter-faith Day 2017

Sunday, 30th July, 2017

Cape Coast Stadium (Conference Room) | Ghana

Discussion Points
  • To discuss what Mother Ghana's traditional, religious and cultural connections are with the Judaeo-Christian-Islamic and African Diasporan Religions.
  • To discuss the impact of slavery and colonization and in what ways should Pan African Theology begin with, include or be informed by these religions.
  • To discuss how Pan African Theology can reconnect Africans and Africans of Diaspora in our efforts to reconcile with our God.

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